Despite winning just six games for a second straight season, the Washington Demon boys’ basketball team had a productive group of senior basketball players on this year’s squad.
Four of the Demons’ top five scorers this season were seniors, including Thomas Bump with 239 total points, Gage Redlinger with 186 points, Dayrn Sebelius with 105 points, and Blake Weidman with 104 points. The quartet accounted for nearly 60 percent of Washington offensive production this season, scoring 634 of the Demons’ 1068 points.
Three seniors also led the Demons in rebounding this season. Sebelius led Washington in rebounding for a second straight season, bringing down 124 rebounds. He also finishes as the team’s leader in assists with 42. Bump also reached the 100 rebound plateau, collecting 112 total rebound. Redlinger finished 26 rebounds shy of 100 for the season. The three comprised 61 percent of the Demons’ total rebounds, including 310 of the team’s 508 rebounds this season.
In all, Washington is losing seven seniors from this year’s roster including Bump, Sebelius, Redlinger, Weidman, Grant Marek, Isaiah Zuehlke, and Jacob Baughman.
The Demons will bring back junior guard Derek Anding, the team’s leading scorer from this season. Other notable returners for Coach Bryce Smeins include junior guard Jack Giardino, who scored 59 total points before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Fairfield. Freshman forward Javionn Willis is expected to return as well, after playing limited minutes due to a concussion. Willis scored 45 total points in the final six games of the season, including scoring double figures in his final three games.
Washington’s boys’ basketball team ended the year with a 6-16 record, an identical record from the previous season, and is their third straight losing season.